Sold for $4830 — Lot 1453, Canada #I-110 Amherst NS Pre-cancel

Amherst 4¢ bistre Admiral with type 1 precancel. There is a trivial thin on back mentioned for the record, overall fine. A rare precancel that is missing from most collections.

From that short description came one of the best realizations in Sale #2. Lot 1453, the Amherst NS precancel (#1-110) on 4¢ bistre Admiral has not been offered in perhaps 10 years, and is missing from most collections. Despite a trivial thin on the back, and not being well-centered, our example sold for $4830 including premium. We are told that this is likely a record price for a single Canadian pre-cancel.